Join us for an IB Parent Information Evening!

Dear Parents and Guardians, On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School will host an information evening for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. IB is a globally recognized programme that challenges students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. Students enrolled in the IB Programme study topics in greater depth, helping them develop the knowledge and the critical thinking skills necessary for success in post-secondary education and beyond. The IB information evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. Parents and students in grades 7 – 9 who are interested in learning more about the programme and the application process are encouraged to attend. For more … Continue reading

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day is taking place on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019. This an annual event where grade 9 students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. Students must return the permission form to their period 1 teacher by Monday Oct 28th 2019.  For extra permission forms please visit https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/TLP/media/Documents/TOKW/TOKW-Family-guide_web_EN-2019.pdf or come into STA’s guidance office … Continue reading

Civvies Days

As in previous years at STA the last Thursday of each month students will be allowed to wear appropriate civvies wear.  Students are reminded to review the School Code of Conduct which outlines appropriate attire for non-uniform days.  In the event students are not dressed appropriately they will not be allowed to attend class.  To continue  STA’s tradition of supporting the less fortunate, students will be asked to pay $10.00 per student for semester one civvies days. That is the equivalent of $2.00 per month. All donations will go to various charities in our surrounding communities and will be communicated via … Continue reading

Consent for Information Sharing – Students 18+

Provincial legislation requires school boards to recognize students as adults when they reach the age of 18. As such, students who are 18 years of age or older are deemed responsible for their own education, attendance, and any matters related to discipline. How will this affect me as a Parent or Guardian? Once your son or daughter reaches the age of 18, we are legally required to remove you (the parent or guardian) from our contact lists, and you will no longer receive information from the school or board related to their education, attendance, or any matters related to discipline. … Continue reading

Checking your Timetable & Attendance

Student and Parents can check the timetable, mark history and daily attendance online via our Student Information System (SIS) You will need your date of birth and your student number (Not OEN). Schedules for the 2019/2020 are still be updated and revised. The system will be online by the end of day, Friday, August 30th. This system can be accessed throughout the school year to check live updates of daily attendance by period. The link can also be accessed via the quick links on the side of the website. … Continue reading

Adult Student – Information Sharing and Parental Access

Provincial legislation requires school boards to recognize a student as an adult when they reach the age of 18. This means that the adult student is responsible for their own education, attendance, and any matters related to discipline. Students interested in having their parent(s)/guardian(s) as a contact for the school are required to complete the Adult Student form and submit it to their school’s office. Under the provincial legislation, students 18 and over must grant this permission. Please speak to your child about having this option provided to you. For more information, click here. … Continue reading